NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Honoring Judee | Sustainability & Governance

May 10, 2016
Philadelphia, PA



We will be honoring Judee von Seldeneck for her many years of service as the Chair of  NACD Philadelphia Chapter and  will be having a short program on:  Sustainability & Governance


In December 2015, there was a major turning point in the world efforts to deal with global warming, with the adoption of the Paris Agreement.  Initiatives such as the Paris Agreement, as well as increasing regulations and demands of investors and communities in which companies operate, have put increased pressures on companies and their boards of directors to address challenges and opportunities posed by sustainability.  The prospect of climate change and sustainability factors such as threats to human capital and resources will dramatically affect the way many companies do business, and as a result, sustainability has become a board issue.   


NACD Members are encouraged to bring a non NACD member to this complimentary reception.  When registering, please indicate the name of the guest and the board that they are currently serving.


Location and Time


The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Speaker Spotlight


Katayun Jaffari

Katayun Jaffari is a partner at Ballard Spahr LLP in Philadelphia and also serves as the co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Governance and Sustainability Joint Subcommittee and as Chair of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. She regularly advises boards of directors on sustainability and other matters, and has more than 20 years’ experience representing publicly-traded companies, including NYSE-listed energy companies and NASDAQ-listed life science and biotechnology companies. She has served on numerous boards of directors, including the Committee of Seventy and the Scleroderma Foundation of the Delaware Valley, and is a past President of the Support Center for Child Advocates. Ms. Jaffari received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration from Temple University, and a law degree from George Washington University, where she was Managing Editor of the George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics.

Question about this Event?

Contact NACD Philadelphia Chapter P.O. Box 94, Gladwyne, PA, 19035 phone: 610-640-5454 fax: 610-640-7835 email: